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Can't travel without six pairs of shoes? We won't judge you. But here are some tricks to make your suitcase a bit easier to lug through the airport.

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So you’re headed to the Caribbean for a few days (or week) of beach relaxation, swimming, and maybe even some diving or cave exploration. Here’s what to pack for a Caribbean vacation whether you’re headed anywhere from Aruba to Puerto Rico. Caribbean Vacations, What To Pack, Packing Tips, Beach Trip, Puerto Rico, Diving, Cave, Relax, Swimming

What to Pack for the Caribbean: 35 Essentials

Here's what to pack for a Caribbean vacation whether you're headed anywhere from Aruba to Puerto Rico.

Uncertainty about what to pack for New York City leads many travelers to overpack, filling Gotham-sized luggage pieces even for short visits.

What to Pack for New York City

Uncertainty about what to pack for New York City leads many travelers to overpack, filling Gotham-sized luggage pieces even for short visits.

Target Launches a New, Affordable Travel Line

Target Launches a New, Affordable Travel Line

Named Open Story, the premium luggage line features 11 items including checked luggage, carry-on luggage, backpacks, packing cubes, and more.

I tested a set of packing cubes for the first time—and discovered that despite all the raves I’ve read about them, they're just not for me. Packing Cubes, Packing Tips, Travel Deals, Budget Travel, Saint Lawrence River, My Test, Chicago Tribune, Raves, Fabric Bags

Are Packing Cubes Worth It? The Pros and Cons | SmarterTravel

I tested a set of packing cubes for the first time—and discovered that despite all the raves I’ve read about them, they're just not for me. Here's why.

Shopping for a small carry-on bag that won't be gate-checked on your next flight? Check out these 10 top-rated options for underseat luggage. 10 Top, Carry On Bag, Packing Tips, Top Rated, Gate, Business, Check, Travel, Viajes

10 Underseat Carry-On Bags You Can Take on Any Flight

If you’re worried your carry-on could be gate-checked on your next flight, check out these 10 top-rated underseat carry-on bags. Whether you’re a chronic over-packer or tried-and-true business traveler, there’s an underseat luggage option for every type of flyer.

The 10 Worst Things to Wear While Traveling Abroad

The 10 Worst Things to Wear While Traveling Abroad

Before you start packing your suitcase, consider these 10 things you may wish to leave in your closet when traveling—especially if you're going overseas.

Planning to check in luggage? Learn why you shouldn't pack valuables, what's TSA-approved, whether you should use a lock on checked baggage, and much more. Airline Travel, Packing Tips, Baggage, You Bag, Suitcase, Traveling, One Piece, Pairs, Sneakers

10 Things Not to Do When Checking a Bag

Planning to check in luggage? Learn why you shouldn't pack valuables, what's TSA-approved, whether you should use a lock on checked baggage, and much more.

The Best Packing Cubes: We’ve rounded up six of the best packing cubes out there, with options—including tear-resistance, waterproofing, and space-saving functions—to suit every kind of traveler. Best Packing Cubes, Packing Tips, What To Pack, Space Saving, Lunch Box, Suit, Travel, Viajes, Bento Box

6 Best Packing Cubes Ever

If you haven't jumped on the packing cubes bandwagon, get onboard. Here's our definitive roundup of the luggage industry's six best packing cubes.

To save you some prep time I’ve compiled this international travel checklist for your next long-distance journey when traveling abroad. Airline Travel, Travel Abroad, Travel Tips, Travel Ideas, International Travel Checklist, Travel Necessities, Long Distance, Travel Inspiration, Cruise

The Ultimate International Travel Checklist | SmarterTravel

Traveling abroad is an adventure best planned ahead of time. Don't leave home without reading this international travel checklist.

Even when we’re all going to the same place, everyone travels a little bit differently. Whether you travel light or prefer to bring every last item in your closet, you’re going to need bags to keep your suitcase organized. From travel-friendly laundry bags to DIY purse organizers, here are our favorite make-them-yourself bags for every travel type.

DIY Bags for Every Type of Traveler

Even when we’re all going to the same place, everyone travels a little bit differently. Whether you travel light or prefer to bring every last item in your closet, you’re going to need bags to keep your suitcase organized. From travel-friendly laundry bags to DIY purse organizers, here are our favorite make-them-yourself bags for every travel type.

Packing mishaps range from minor (forgetting a swimsuit) to disastrous (forgetting a passport). Our ultimate packing list can help you pack well every time.

The Only Travel Packing Checklist You'll Ever Need | SmarterTravel

Packing mishaps range from minor (forgetting a swimsuit) to disastrous (forgetting a passport). Our ultimate packing list can help you pack well every time.

Shopping for a small carry-on bag that won't be gate-checked on your next flight? Check out these 10 top-rated options for underseat luggage. Flight Bag, 10 Top, What To Pack, Carry On Bag, Packing Tips, Travel Luggage, Top Rated, Gate

10 Underseat Carry-On Bags You Can Take on Any Flight

If you’re worried your carry-on could be gate-checked on your next flight, check out these 10 top-rated underseat carry-on bags. Whether you’re a chronic over-packer or tried-and-true business traveler, there’s an underseat luggage option for every type of flyer.

Before you start packing your suitcase, consider these 10 things you may wish to leave in your closet when traveling—especially if you're going overseas. Travel Abroad, Travel Tips, I Love Ny, Packing Tips, Consideration, White Sneakers, Boss Lady, Traveling By Yourself, Suitcase

The 10 Worst Things to Wear While Traveling Abroad

Before you start packing your suitcase, consider these 10 things you may wish to leave in your closet when traveling—especially if you're going overseas.

A new type of packing cubes just hit the market. Instead of your standard compressionable packing cubes, Revelar Workshop created a set of three packing cubes that do double duty.

Revelar Workshop Cubepack Set Review: The Next Generation of Packing Cubes Just Hit the Market

A new type of packing cubes just hit the market. Instead of your standard compressionable packing cubes, Revelar Workshop created a set of three packing cubes that do double duty.

Some travelers jam two weeks of gear into their bag for a weekend. Others forget essential items. Get it right with these travel packing tips.

Essential Travel Packing Tips Everyone Needs to Know | SmarterTravel

Some travelers jam two weeks of gear into their bag for a weekend. Others forget essential items. Get it right with these travel packing tips.

I personally tested these in the leopard print and haven’t taken them off. Plus, I’ve gotten tons of compliments and even convinced a few other people to buy them after wandering around in them over a long weekend in New York City. Casual Heels, Low Heels, Wedge Heels, Comfortable High Heels, Travel Items, Block Heel Shoes, Travel Wardrobe, Long Weekend, Rubber Rain Boots
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Comfortable Heels for Travelers

I personally tested these in the leopard print and haven’t taken them off. Plus, I’ve gotten tons of compliments and even convinced a few other people to buy them after wandering around in them over a long weekend in New York City.